Monday, January 25, 2016

The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen and Alex Kendrick

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Stephen and Alex Kendrick and their publisher for sending me a copy of "The Battle Plan for Prayer" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

“The Battle Plan for Prayer: From Basic Training to Targeted Strategies” by Stephen and Alex Kendrick is one of the most practical books on prayer that I’ve ever read.  In my 33 years of being a born-again Christian, I’ve read several books on prayer.  Usually at the pace of one or two books per year.  Recently, I’ve found myself almost constantly reading about prayer.  I’m really burdened to do what I can for myself, those I love, the church and those I don’t even know.  Whether this is due to the urging of the Holy Spirit, the release of the feature film “War Room”, my study of the book of Revelation with BSF, or a combination of the three, prayer is at the forefront of what God is working on in my life right now.

“The Battle Plan for Prayer” lays foundational groundwork about prayer from Scripture and teaches techniques to make your prayer life more rewarding.  I’ve used this book as a morning devotional of sorts.  I read the short chapter then I pray as I normally would (usually with an emphasis on what I read about in the book or at least asking God for help to make me aware of how He wants to transform my prayer life with regard to the day’s topic).  I use the suggested Scripture verses in the back of the book to pray for myself, my family, ministers and others.  If you haven’t developed a pattern of prayer, this book can certainly help you do that.  For those who have a prayer pattern already, this book can revitalize the routine.  If you only get to read one book on prayer in the next few months, make this the book you read!

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